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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Japanese Studies for EALC Grad Students: Core Web Resources

Japanese studies research resources and library guide for graduate students in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

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Genii 学術コンテンツポータル (Japanese)

Genii Scholarly and Academic Information Portal (English)


Provided by National Institute of Informatics (Nii), Genii allows integrated searches across 5 databases. You can search for articles, theses, books, journals, and institutional repositories at Japanese universities.

WebCat Plus


English interface (Basic search functions only, with some advanced options)

Created by National Institute of Informatics (Nii), "Webcat Plus helps you find out-of-print books that are in the collections of university libraries and other institutions. You can even find the latest publications that are not yet in libraries."